Watch: three Commonwealth secretaries discuss natural resource management

By The Mandarin

Wednesday April 12, 2017

The heads of three federal departments with responsibilities relating to natural resource management held an hour-long discussion about the topic with some of their public sector colleagues in Canberra earlier this month.

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources secretary Daryl Quinlivan joined his counterpart at the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, Glenys Beauchamp, and Department of the Environment and Energy boss Gordon de Brouwer to talk about the economic, environmental and social implications of interlocking federal policies regarding Australia’s land, water and oceans.

The different views about fresh water, which is seen by some Australians as a valuable resource to be managed for the benefit of the agriculture industry, and as the key element in a healthy environment by others, is just one example of the competing interests at play.

Watch the full conversation in the video below, courtesy of the ACT Division of the Institute of Public Administration Australia.

Top Image, L-R: Gordon de Brouwer, Glenys Beauchamp and Daryl Quinlivan. (IPAA ACT / RLDI). Video by contentgroup.

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